Westwood Holdings Group Trimmed Equifax (EFX) Stake By $7.72 Million; Canfor Pulp Products (TSE:CFX) Had 3 Bulls

October 13, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

Among 5 analysts covering Canfor Pulp Products (TSE:CFX), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Canfor Pulp Products had 19 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by TD Securities with “Buy” on Friday, October 28. The rating was downgraded by IBC to “Neutral” on Monday, June 5. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Outperform” on Wednesday, January 27. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, September 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Thursday, October 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Scotia Capital given on Thursday, October 27. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Wednesday, August 26. As per Tuesday, September 29, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Sector Perform” on Tuesday, January 12. See Canfor Pulp Products Inc (TSE:CFX) latest ratings:

05/06/2017 Broker: IBC Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $14.00 New Target: $13.00 Downgrade

Westwood Holdings Group Inc decreased Equifax Inc (EFX) stake by 14.72% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Westwood Holdings Group Inc sold 56,371 shares as Equifax Inc (EFX)’s stock rose 4.79%. The Westwood Holdings Group Inc holds 326,521 shares with $44.92 million value, down from 382,892 last quarter. Equifax Inc now has $13.10B valuation. The stock increased 0.07% or $0.08 on October 12, reaching $108.81. About 5,023 shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has risen 11.28% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.42% the S&P500.

Analysts await Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) to report earnings on October, 25. They expect $1.52 earnings per share, up 5.56% or $0.08 from last year’s $1.44 per share. EFX’s profit will be $183.00M for 17.90 P/E if the $1.52 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.60 actual earnings per share reported by Equifax Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.00% negative EPS growth.

Since May 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.91 million activity. GAMBLE JOHN W JR sold $1.91 million worth of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Tuesday, May 23.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.13, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 28 investors sold EFX shares while 181 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 105.18 million shares or 0.34% more from 104.82 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru Banking accumulated 240,371 shares. 114,871 are owned by Personal Capital. Retirement Of Alabama invested 0.07% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Park National Oh has 0.02% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Ibm Retirement Fund stated it has 2,913 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Fisher Asset Mgmt Llc holds 0.03% or 168,722 shares. Security National Tru has 270 shares. Arcadia Invest Mgmt Corp Mi stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Century Companies Inc reported 637,318 shares stake. Fjarde Ap owns 28,900 shares. City Communication reported 0% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Congress Asset Mgmt Communication Ma owns 1.32% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 536,078 shares. Renaissance Technology holds 120,550 shares. Credit Agricole S A reported 302,946 shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. Zeke Capital Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation holds 1,600 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio.

Westwood Holdings Group Inc increased Resolute Energy Corp stake by 291,195 shares to 667,290 valued at $19.87 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Steris Plc stake by 124,155 shares and now owns 603,196 shares. Potlatch Corp (NASDAQ:PCH) was raised too.

Among 16 analysts covering Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Equifax Inc had 45 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Argus Research downgraded Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Friday, September 15 to “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Wednesday, September 21. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, October 23 to “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 29 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Friday, January 20, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, July 24. Robert W. Baird maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Thursday, September 7 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 14 by Cowen & Co. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $125 target in Friday, March 18 report. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Overweight” rating by Atlantic Securities on Thursday, March 23.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.19, from 1.16 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 17 investors sold Canfor Pulp Products Inc shares while 68 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 91.50 million shares or 1.84% less from 93.21 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Legal And General Group Public Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 93,745 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Massachusetts-based Ngam L P has invested 0.01% in Canfor Pulp Products Inc (TSE:CFX). 1.70 million are held by Weitz Investment Mngmt Inc. Invesco Ltd stated it has 43,596 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 347,000 are held by Schwartz Investment Counsel Incorporated. Moreover, Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt Inc has 0.04% invested in Canfor Pulp Products Inc (TSE:CFX). Morgan Stanley holds 0% or 149,602 shares in its portfolio. Plante Moran Lc holds 282 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Clinton reported 8,107 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Incorporated holds 141 shares or 0% of its portfolio. New York-based Cipher Capital Ltd Partnership has invested 0.16% in Canfor Pulp Products Inc (TSE:CFX). Trexquant Investment L P has 0.1% invested in Canfor Pulp Products Inc (TSE:CFX). Blackrock reported 4.17 million shares stake. Citadel Ltd Company reported 89,403 shares. Franklin holds 89,907 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

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